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The Waipounamu Erosion Surface: questioning the antiquity of the New Zealand land surface and terrestrial fauna and flora
- C. Landis, H. Campbell, J. Begg, D. Mildenhall, A. Paterson, S. Trewick
- GeologyGeological Magazine
- 9 January 2008
Abstract The Waipounamu Erosion Surface is a time-transgressive, nearly planar, wave-cut surface. It is not a peneplain. Formation of the Waipounamu Erosion Surface began in Late Cretaceous time…
Parasites lost - do invaders miss the boat or drown on arrival?
Using population arrival and establishment data for New Zealand's introduced bird species and their ectoparasitic chewing lice species, it is found that parasite persistence was more strongly related to factors associated with transmission efficiency than parasite propagule pressure and aggregation.
Evolution of New Zealand's terrestrial fauna: a review of molecular evidence
- J. Goldberg, S. Trewick, A. Paterson
- GeologyPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
- 27 October 2008
Molecular studies of terrestrial animals and plants in New Zealand indicate that many taxa arrived since isolation of the land, and that diversification in most groups is relatively recent.
Analytical approaches to measuring cospeciation of host and parasites: through a glass, darkly.
Seabird and louse coevolution: complex histories revealed by 12S rRNA sequences and reconciliation analyses.
The coevolutionary history of seabirds and lice and the degree of sequence divergence supported some of the postulated intrahost speciation events and the value of sequence data and reconciliation analyses in unraveling complex histories between hosts and their parasites is demonstrated.
Urban cat (Felis catus) movement and predation activity associated with a wetland reserve in New Zealand
- S. Morgan, C. M. Hansen, J. Ross, G. Hickling, S. Ogilvie, A. Paterson
- Environmental Science
- 18 November 2009
It is suggested that domestic cats will exploit wild habitats but that their potential impact will have both positive (predation of introduced pest species) and negative (occasional direct predation) effects on native wildlife.
Multi-host parasite species in cophylogenetic studies.
An unexpected pattern of molecular divergence within the blue penguin (Eudyptula minor) complex
Evidence for 2 unexpected clades is found: the 1st consisting of Otago and Australian populations, the 2nd consisting of north- ern, Cook Strait, Chatham Island, and Banks Peninsula populations, some support for these 2 clades was found from a re-analysis of morphometric data and from a preliminary examination of vocalisations.
Hello New Zealand
Cowie & Holland (2006) give a timely reminder of the biological importance of islands. The crux of their paper is the significance of oceanic islands in the study of biological evolution. Island…
Neotropical biogeography: regionalization and evolution
- A. Paterson
- 3 December 2017